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Astounding news has been recently released over at the Steam News page. The full Half-Life 2 SDK, which practically the entire modding community has been waiting for over the past year and a half has finally been released. The features of the new SDK release are: Includes game code needed to create

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Astounding news has been recently released over at the Steam News page. The full Half-Life 2 SDK, which practically the entire modding community has been waiting for over the past year and a half has finally been released. The features of the new SDK release are:

  • Includes game code needed to create Half-Life 2/Source MODs
  • New Half-Life 2 sample character model
  • Ability to edit Half-Life 2 maps
  • Maya model exporter
  • 3d Studio Max model exporter source code
  • Sample MOD with vehicles

In addition to this, a free Half-Life 2 Deathmatch component has been released and made available to all current owners of Half-Life 2 through Steam.

Finally, Valve are currently running a Half-Life 2 Deathmatch map making contest. The participant who submits the winning entry will receive a cash prize of $5,000, while the two runners up entries will both receive a cash prize of $3,000.

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SkitZaY
SkitZaY - - 461 comments

Go frawst go..

GG valve :P

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Janson0
Janson0 - - 3 comments

alright! I am ready to go modding....

props to valve!

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Janson0
Janson0 - - 3 comments

do you have to own hl2 to get the full sdk?

sounds reasonable, but just wondering for knowing's sake...

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slyzxx
slyzxx - - 10 comments

it sucks for us and it wont launch

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WhiteZero
WhiteZero - - 45 comments

-Janson0, yes, you have to own HL2.

w0000000ttttt to VALVe. Thanks for the fairly quick release!

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ForK
ForK - - 721 comments

Time to make maps! :D

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rgun
rgun - - 8 comments

HL2DM is really, really fun!! There is just something so satisfying about hurling a filing cabient at someone and slamming them into a wall. Whether the gimmick will still be fun after days and days of playing is another story, though.

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San-J
San-J - - 662 comments

I want to play HL2DM so badly, but when I try to run it, my CD spins a lot, and nothing happens. Any ideas on how I could get it to freaking run? Thanks!

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a_llama
a_llama - - 433 comments

San-j, I have the same problem :/

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San-J
San-J - - 662 comments

I'm going to try this in the morning: Support2.vugames.com .. It sounds like it may work.

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ADoomedMarine
ADoomedMarine - - 7 comments

Seems alot of people are having the problem where after downloading the patch nothing will run.

The CD spins and then nothing.

Halflife2.net

I don't think it's Retail specific either as some people have the steam version and it still doesn't work for them.

Ahh well, all we can do is wait. I wanted to play some HL2 today as well :/

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lillbrorsan
lillbrorsan - - 754 comments

f i n a l l y

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JJeep
JJeep - - 13 comments

There is now a new patch for the problem that some ppl have encountered - just restart steam and you're ready to go.

Now to figure out how to setup the SDK for MSVC++ 6.0

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VulpineComplex
VulpineComplex - - 401 comments

Let me hear a WOOT.

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NeoTheMonster
NeoTheMonster - - 9 comments

W00T!!

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Varsity
Varsity - - 1,044 comments

I knew I'd need VC++, but it still comes as a blow. Oh well, at least I've got some deathmatch to keep me happy! :D

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RawrCakes
RawrCakes - - 272 comments

WHAT DID I TELL YOU!? HUH!? I told you the secret was HL2 DM :p

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UnknownSoldier
UnknownSoldier - - 25 comments

I cant play for 3 more weeks...

stupid problems with my pc, i had to send it back to the company, now i have to wait and sit back..

I WANT HL2DM! :'(

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RawrCakes
RawrCakes - - 272 comments

I like throwing toilets at people :)

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Stimor
Stimor - - 117 comments

YOu did not know it was going to be dm :I, you guessed

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Quackzilla
Quackzilla - - 449 comments

Oh my god, try the SDK!

I made a huge battle with about 300 entities!

Just beware, there is one bug.

If a stalker (tortured human creature that shoots red lasers, which you don't get to fight in singleplayer) dies the game will crash.

"Lord of the Rings" has nothing compared to Source!

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